Writing the Winning Thesis Or Dissertation

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Allan A. Glatthorn,Randy L. Joyner

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761939610

Category: Education

Page: 268

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This revision provides a step-by-step approach to making the thesis or dissertation process easier and more manageable.
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Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Randy L. Joyner,William A. Rouse,Allan A. Glatthorn

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284113

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 3776

The classic guide for master's and doctoral students—newly revised and updated! Used in its first two editions by tens of thousands of students, this practical book demystifies the process of writing your master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, taking you through the process one step at a time. Newly revised and updated, this book provides specific models and examples that will guide you through: Laying the groundwork for the thesis or dissertation Organizing and scheduling your work Collaborating with peers Using technology Solving problems throughout the dissertation process
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Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Tips and Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Fred C. Lunenburg,Beverly J. Irby

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 141294225X

Category: Education

Page: 333

View: 3954

This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.
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The Portable Dissertation Advisor

Author: Miles T. Bryant

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483360911

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 9021

Written for the doctoral graduate student, this book gives you the vital support to write your dissertation when you can't be on campus full-time!
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Getting It Right

The Essential Elements of a Dissertation

Author: Raymond L. Calabrese

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610489217

Category: Education

Page: 108

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Getting It Right: The Essential Elements of the Dissertation was written for graduate students writing their dissertations. Clearly written and organized into five thematic chapters— introduction and rationale; review of literature; methods; results/findings; and interpretation and recommendations—this key writing source includes comprehensive examples taken directly from high-quality, scholarly dissertations. With motivational pep talks for graduate students and appropriate tips for mentors, Getting It Right is a thorough, but reader-friendly guide for both dissertation writers and their faculty advisors.
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Curriculum Leadership

Strategies for Development and Implementation

Author: Allan A. Glatthorn,Floyd Boschee,Bruce M. Whitehead,Bonni F. Boschee

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506363164

Category: Education

Page: 504

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This text helps current and aspiring administrators, teachers, and curriculum directors successfully restructure, enhance, and implement school K–12 curriculum. Now in its Fifth Edition, this foundational book highlights 21st century educational ideas and advocacy, while also remaining focused on tried and true strategies for meeting state and national standards in today’s diverse classrooms. With the support of this thought-provoking and extensively researched text, readers will develop a working and thorough foundation of curriculum to effectively implement in the classrooms of the future.
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Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Research

Author: Donald T. Campbell,Julian C. Stanley

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 84

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We shall examine the validity of 16 experimental designs against 12 common threats to valid inference. By experiment we refer to that portion of research in which variables are manipulated and their effects upon other variables observed. It is well to distinguish the particular role of this chapter. It is not a chapter on experimental design in the Fisher (1925, 1935) tradition, in which an experimenter having complete mastery can schedule treatments and measurements for optimal statistical efficiency, with complexity of design emerging only from that goal of efficiency. Insofar as the designs discussed in the present chapter become complex, it is because of the intransigency of the environment: because, that is, of the experimenter’s lack of complete control.
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School Leadership in the Caribbean

perceptions, practices, paradigms

Author: Paul Miller

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 1873927819

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Successful school leadership is an issue currently being debated up and down Caribbean territories. Key issues in the ongoing debate include: students’ outcomes and participation in the regional Caribbean Secondary Examinations (CSEC); teacher recruitment and retention; teacher training and continuing professional development (upgrading); and parental involvement. These issues point to leadership at various levels, whether in its exercise or in its influence, and are examined within and across national and regional education systems. Particular attention is given to debates around improving outcomes for students, teacher development and the role of the principal in leading school improvement. A source of debate about practice of school leadership in the Caribbean surrounds the issue of gender. Where are men in teaching? Where are men in leadership positions and positions of responsibility? Unlike in some countries where, for example, men tend to hold more leadership positions than women, especially at the secondary phase of education, in the Caribbean this is not the case: there are more female teachers at every level and more female teachers occupy leadership positions at every level. Within this book, gendered leadership as practised and enacted in the Caribbean is examined from religious, social, historical and political positions, pointing to a clear political dichotomy. There is no unitary definition of what can count as school leadership in the Caribbean, despite clear similarities of practices and approaches. What this volume argues, however, is that within the Caribbean region there are many similarities of experience for the practice and exercise of school leadership which draw on a common framework of teacher training, a common language and a common socio-political history that existed well before the formation of CARICOM through British colonisation. This book does not dwell on the period of British colonisation but discusses the extent to which this period in Caribbean history has influenced the practice of school leadership today, most notably in areas such as curricular and teacher training models. Education in emergency situations, such teaching and learning in severe weather conditions such as hurricanes, is also spotlighted. As a whole, the themes in this edited volume proffer an evidence-based approach to contemporary issues in school leadership in the Caribbean and extend the current literature in the field.
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Writing the Winning Dissertation

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Allan A. Glatthorn

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: 9780803966772

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9652

This is an experience-based, step-by-step, practical guide to take you through planning, writing, and presenting your dissertation or thesis.
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Your Dissertation in Education

Author: Scott Buckler,Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473943264

Category: Study Aids

Page: 360

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Are you struggling with your dissertation? Have you started too late and now you're panicking? Help is here! Your Dissertation in Education is a straight-forward, plain English guide to doing and writing your project. It will take you from start to finish, with practical and friendly advice on every page. This second edition includes: - A new Foundations section with the concepts and tools you need to get started - An expanded guide to methodology and writing about methods - A new chapter on mixed methods An essential companion on your dissertation journey, this book is ideal for students across education, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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Writing Your Dissertation, 3rd Edition

The bestselling guide to planning, preparing and presenting first-class work

Author: Derek Swetnam,Ruth Swetnam

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848034776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Gives you the tools to produce a first class dissertation This book gives you the confidence, tools and techniques to produce a first-class dissertation. It offers practical guidelines to planning realistic timetables and structuring every aspect of your work. Find out how to avoid common mistakes and the best way to present your work, and even how to assess your dissertation in the same way as a university or college tutor does.
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The Dissertation Journey

A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation

Author: Carol M. Roberts

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412977983

Category: Education

Page: 248

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It’s an uphill climb—but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework
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The Confident Student

Author: Carol C. Kanar

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133316476

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Building confidence through accomplishment remains at the heart of THE CONFIDENT STUDENT. This practical and accessible text features self-discovery, self-assessment and confidence-building activities to keep students motivated and help them develop the skills they need to be successful in all of their courses. The Eighth Edition delivers more explicit critical-thinking instruction in every chapter. New Thinking with Bloom activities encourage active reading and processing of information by guiding students through the six levels of thinking as they reflect on chapter concepts. In addition, more intentional practice of reflective thinking is provided in the fully revised Your Reflections exercises at the end of every chapter. New questions and writing prompts invite students to engage in self-reflection for the purpose of assessing progress, discovering strengths, and addressing weaknesses. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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How to Write an Exceptional Thesis Or Dissertation

A Step-by-step Guide from Proposal to Successful Defense

Author: J. S. Graustein

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601386036

Category: Education

Page: 288

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According to the Council of Graduate Schools, only 57 percent of students who start their Ph.D.s complete them within ten years, and many times itâe(tm)s the thesis or dissertation that is holding them back. In this book, you will gain insight regarding the entire research process, from organizing your literature and materials most effectively to analyzing and evaluating the big picture for defense. You will learn how to locate and recognize a topic that is appropriate for your thesis or dissertation, and you will discover how to expand on the subject matter to ensure itâe(tm)s unique and distinct from any other research out there. This book will ensure that your argument is strong, sound, and persuasive throughout your entire thesis or dissertation, from the introductory chapter through the summarizing conclusive statements, and you will learn how to do so without plagiarizing or cutting corners. You will master how to write ethically, objectively, and properly according to your academic subjectâe(tm)s standards. With this book as your guide, you will even find out how your research can take you from a proposal to a published writing career. With this book, you will learn everything from the ground-level basics to the more detailed breakdown of the research process. You will gain a strong understanding of the difference between a thesis and dissertation, and you will grasp the components expected of your work âe" regardless of the subject matter of your research. This book will walk you through the entire process step-by-step, teaching you how to structure a planning and writing schedule that will keep the process manageable and not overwhelming. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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From Topic to Thesis

A Guide to Theological Research

Author: Michael Kibbe

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830851313

Category: Education

Page: 153

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Every theology student has to write a research paper, but many do not know how to go about doing theological research. In this brief guide, Michael Kibbe introduces students to the basics of academic research, including how to gather and engage different sources, use online databases and bibliography software, and avoid common mistakes.
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From Dissertation to Book, Second Edition

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606218X

Category: Reference

Page: 184

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When a dissertation crosses my desk, I usually want to grab it by its metaphorical lapels and give it a good shake. “You know something!” I would say if it could hear me. “Now tell it to us in language we can understand!” Since its publication in 2005, From Dissertation to Book has helped thousands of young academic authors get their books beyond the thesis committee and into the hands of interested publishers and general readers. Now revised and updated to reflect the evolution of scholarly publishing, this edition includes a new chapter arguing that the future of academic writing is in the hands of young scholars who must create work that meets the broader expectations of readers rather than the narrow requirements of academic committees. At the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is fundamentally a process of shifting its focus from the concerns of a narrow audience—a committee or advisors—to those of a broader scholarly audience that wants writing to be both informative and engaging. William Germano offers clear guidance on how to do this, with advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. Germano draws on his years of experience in both academia and publishing to show writers how to turn a dissertation into a book that an audience will actually enjoy, whether reading on a page or a screen. Germano also acknowledges that not all dissertations can or even should become books and explores other, often overlooked, options, such as turning them into journal articles or chapters in an edited work. With clear directions, engaging examples, and an eye for the idiosyncrasies of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision—a skill that will be truly invaluable as they add “author” to their curriculum vitae.
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How To Do Your Dissertation in Geography and Related Disciplines

Author: Tony Parsons,Peter G Knight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317909208

Category: Science

Page: 190

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This book provides undergraduates with a step-by-step guide to successfully carrying out an independent research project or dissertation. The book addresses each stage of the project by answering the questions that a student is likely to ask as the work progresses from choosing the subject area and planning the data collection through to producing illustrations and writing the final report. Most undergraduates in geography and related disciplines are required to undertake individual projects as part of their degree course; this book is a source of constructive, practical advice. This new third edition continues the tradition of friendly, well-informed but informal support, and continues to focus on answering the specific questions that students typically ask at each stage of the project. The new edition brings the text completely up to date by taking into account changes within the discipline and changes in the ways that students work. New digital media, social networking, mobile technology, e-journals, anti-plagiarism software, ethics approval rules and risk assessments are among the issues that this new edition takes into account. The new edition also broadens the book’s appeal by extending its coverage of the wide range of different approaches to geographical research, with expanded coverage of qualitative research, Geographic Information Systems, and new approaches to research design in both physical and human geographies
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Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks

A Guide to Academic Publishing Success

Author: Wendy Laura Belcher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141295701X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

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`A comprehensive, well-written and beautifully organized book on publishing articles in the humanities and social sciences that will help its readers write forward with a first-rate guide as good company.' - Joan Bolker, author of Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day `Humorous, direct, authentic ... a seamless weave of experience, anecdote, and research.' - Kathleen McHugh, professor and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success is a revolutionary approach to enabling academic authors to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. Each week, readers learn a particular feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. At the end of twelve weeks, they send their article to a journal. This invaluable resource is the only guide that focuses specifically on publishing humanities and social science journal articles.
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Writing Research Proposals in the Health Sciences

A Step-by-step Guide

Author: Zevia Schneider,Jeffrey Fuller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526448432

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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This is your step-by-step guide on how to write successful research proposals in the health sciences, whether it is for a thesis or dissertation review committee, an ethical review committee or a grant funding committee. Using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research approaches, follow the journey of Liang and Natasha, two fictional researchers who will help you complete your proposal alongside reading the chapters. This practical guide includes top tips from the authors, read-reflect-respond activities and examples of project plans to equip you with all the tools you need to succeed with your research proposal.
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